Transporting a bicycle on the VFR. Anybody have experience with 2x2 cycles bike mount?

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    I'm looking into a way to transport my mountain bike on my 2014 VFR800 base model. I've come across this 2x2cycles rack. https://2x2cycles.com/product/moto-bicycle-rack/ . Anybody used one or ever transported a bicycle? Also I've seen in other forums the owner of 2x2 offered a group buy discount. I'll ask him if this thread gets enough interest.[​IMG]

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    I'm not even sure that would be legal in the uk...
    If I drove that past a cop I would put money on that I'd be stopped
     
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    I've hauled a bicycle before but it was on a 1992 Gold Wing. It worked pretty well, but riding across Kansas
    the crosswind would move me around a little. Not bad, but that setup looks way too tall and too far back for
    me to feel comfortable with. The wind will catch the bike some and that far back will definitely be a case of
    the tail wagging the dog.
     
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    There was this guy here some time ago, trailer with a lawnmower in it....nevermind, I'll just quit there.
     
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    Flailer had his bike mounted using the passenger peg and his own setup
     
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    That's a much better set up. It gets the weight down lower, and farther forward.
     
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    I'm putting a group discount buy together and it should apply to anything on the website. Post if interested. I will know more about the discount when I have an idea of how many orders I may be able to get in.

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    I carry a bicycle on my '98 with a similar setup made from a Yakima rack bolted to the topbox rack plus a strap from the rear footpegs to the headtube. As has been mentioned, there is some noticable windage, but nothing scary. The bicycle can bounce a bit over bumps which is the reason for the strap. The 2x2 rack may be more secure. Overall it is a far less crazy than driving a 4wheel cage to go ride a bike.

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    Here's the finished product on a 2x2 rack[​IMG][​IMG]

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    Sometimes just because it can be done, doesn't mean it should be done. I've carried a bike on my old
    '92 GoldWing. I carried it much lower and farther forward than that and carried the tire beside the pillion
    seat The GoldWiong weighs more than the VFR and I still felt the bike back there in certain conditions.

    Sorry, but there is no way I would ride that, too many variables could put that at risk. JMO of course.
     
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    The cantilever straps on the front of the MTB bring it's center of gravity forward. Also for longer rides I take the rear wheel off and strap it to the front forks of the MTB. I do still feel it back there. I definitely take it easy on the bike. I also completely understand why somebody wouldn't ride like this lol. When I have the rear wheel strapped to the front of the bike it feels very similar to having my gf on board. With the rear wheel in the bike as pictured I can definitely feel it back there.

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    Here is an older pic with the rear wheel strapped to frame.[​IMG]

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    It's like a wheelie bar :Confused:
     
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    Definitely looks like it would be more stable with the tires forward.
     
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